Answers to our most frequently asked questions about DIY leather kits from Orcas Island Leather.
What ages are the leather kits best suited for?
Stitching leather involves attention to detail, sharp needles and a little bit of fire. For these reasons, we recommend a minimum age of 12+, keeping in mind that adult supervision is highly recommended for those on the younger end. Of course, some highly capable younger children may be able to successfully complete a kit with close adult assistance. Please use your best judgement and stay safe.
What is the quality of your leather? How is your leather sourced?
The majority of our leather is vegetable tanned which involves fewer chemicals and is better for the environment. It is all first run and full grain. The primary tannery we source from is in Turkey and has a recent 2020 Gold rating from a LWG (Leather Working Group) audit and was awarded a "certificate of outstanding achievement" for workplace conditions.
Does the leather soften and stretch over time?
Yes, this is one of the wonderful attributes of leather, as it will conform to your use, and gain more character and patina over time.
What if I want another color not shown?
We frequently introduce new leathers, although some are limited edition. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter so you will be the first to be notified when new colors are available.
Do you offer pre-made leather goods?
Yes, however many of our finished goods are limited edition and sell out quickly. Be sure to follow us on social media and subscribe to our newsletter to be notified of these sales.
Do you offer custom designs?
Our custom design calendar is currently full for 2020. You may still send us your custom requests and we will get back to you with costs and feasibility when we are able.
Do you offer vegan leather kits?
We do not at this time.
What is your Return Policy?
OILG stands behind its products 100%. We have a 30 day, no-questions return policy on all kits.
Products that are stitched by OIGL have an extended warranty, and may be returned for complimentary repairs at any time should the stitching fail.